The place is soo green!!
..and more cows! :P
Too bad I didn't see/experience the actual milking process of the cows because if I heard it right, they do it late in the afternoon, and we visited the place just right after lunch. Hacienda Macalauan actually imports their cows from New Zealand and Australia that is why they look bigger than our local cows, and they obviously produce more milk! The cows undergo a special dietary plan and intensive maintenance to ensure they produce the best tasting and high quality dairy products while preserving the milk's nutritional content.
Inside the hacienda you get to encounter a lot of relaxing and breathtaking views of nature like hot springs and mini water falls. You won't even imagine that there is such a place inside a dairy farm. This is my kind of life! So serene, laid-back and very relaxing.
Aside from full cream milk, one of the most popular products of Hacienda Macalauan is the "Gatas Tisoy" which covers a wide selection of dairy products like chocolate milk, white and cottage cheese as well as yogurts. You can actually get them from leading supermarkets nationwide. I personally loved the chocolate milk. I have never tasted anything like it. I dare you guys to try it and see for yourself.
Gatas Tisoy chocolate milk (taken via Instagram app)
Hacienda Macalauan's fresh dairy products
HMI offers educational tour for students and other interested visitors, for more information and booking, please contact:
Mr. Raul L. Balaquiao, Farm General Manager
Tel. No: (049) 568-0152